The feedback from L is nice and a great start to the week.
Indeed, when I was learning Wing Chun I had a lot of classmates who were taller than me. They tower over me and could easily touch me before I even had the chance to try to get near them. And when they came near it felt like I was trying to hold up a mountain with them pressing their weight downwards on me.
When the classmate was about my height I still had a problem especially when they had thick arms like my senior Beau. So yup, though I thought learning Wing Chun was the key to answering some of the questions I had when I was learning other arts in the past the reality was that I had just as many questions, if not more new questions during this period of time.
It was during those days when a good and clear answer was not forthcoming from our instructors that I began to wonder about the value of lineage. I was fortunate that in coming across a lineage that was in my opinion able to do techniques closest to what Ip Man can be seen to be showing in his photos and videos reaffirmed my faith somewhat in the importance of lineage.
That the logic of the approach was much better especially when it came to solving questions such as how to handle taller opponents spurred me to delve deeper into the principles of this lineage, ultimately resulting in the writing of The Ip Man Questions. I am so happy to know that what I wrote in The Ip Man Questions had been of value and assistance to L. This is all the more remarkable considering the fact that The Ip Man Questions is not even a how-to-do-it book but just a book explaining about the underlying principles that make up the Wing Chun of Ip Man as a long range striking and kicking system with powerful waist driven strikes.
Thank you L for the feedback.